Magazine article Aging Today

The Brain and Spiritual Healing

Magazine article Aging Today

The Brain and Spiritual Healing

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Longtime ASA friend, Aging in America presenter and expert on brain health and fitness, Paul Nussbaum, has written a new book with a slightly different focus. Called What's the Purpose of My Brain: Spiritual Healing and Salvation (Mustang, Okla.: Tate Publishing, 2016; https://goo.gl/3W0Hys), this book seeks to explore the brain's spiritual purpose. What is the ability of the brain to believe, express faith and help us to live spiritual lives, perhaps even leading to salvation?

"Dr. Nusshaum has written a thoughtprovoking work on the nexus of the human brain and the interior life. Writing as a neuropsychologist rather than a theologian, his work and emphasis on the hidden capacities of the human brain will hopefully prompt further study, in light of supernatural revelation, into the spiritual ramifications of the advancing knowledge of neuroscience," says Donald Wuerl, a cardinal in the Catholic Church. …

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